Friday, 01 December 2023

Soroptimist Club donates to Sponsoring Survivorship and announces holiday event

From left, Julie Kelley, founder of Sponsoring Survivorship, and Sally Munger, Soroptimist president, at the Soroptimist November 202 meeting.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — At the November meeting Soroptimist International of Clearlake presented $500 to Sponsoring Survivorship.

The Soroptimist Club has been supporting the organization for many years by joining the annual walk and making a cash donation.

“This is our way of helping local women and men with breast cancer,” said President Sally Munger.

Munger explained that for many years the Clear Lake Soroptimists provided funds for mammograms from a dedicated trust account from a former member.

“Although that fund was long ago exhausted, the fight against breast cancer is very important to us as women and survivors. We always find a way to help out our friends at Sponsoring Survivorship,” Munger said.

Representing Sponsoring Survivorship was Julie Kelley, who, along with Shirley Crawford founded the nonprofit in 1995.

“Breast cancer remains a leading cause of cancer death in women, this donation will go a long way towards assisting local women and men struggling with the disease,” Kelley said.

Club members attended to other business while enjoying a scrumptious meal prepared by Chef Tammy Lipps at The Ripe Choice Farm and Catering event space, where the club has been meeting since reconvening in-person activities.

Monica Rosenthal, Soroptimist club and Rotarian member, noted the annual blanket making event was expanded this year by partnering with the Middletown Rotary Club.

“This year we made 120 blankets, the added blankets made possible through this partnership will support local teens through the Totes 4 Teens program, an effort we all think is vital to the well-being of our young people,” she said.

Another important Soroptimist program, “The President’s Appeal,” is back on track.

The annual fundraiser supports girls and women, specifically through education.

“The theme of the appeal is ‘Opening Doors to a Bright Future,’” said Fawn Williams, the club treasurer. “This year, we are expanding the event, making it a holiday party and fund-raiser.”

The event will be at the Ripe Choice Farm and Catering on Dec. 14 at 5:30 pm.

Members, family, friends and anyone who wants to contribute towards improved education for girls and women is invited.

The Ripe Choice Farm and Catering address is 2550 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport.

For reservations contact Sally Munger at 707-485-2132 by Dec. 7. The cost is $50 per person.

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